“WireGuard is a new type of VPN that aims to be simpler to set up and maintain than current VPNs and to offer a higher degree of security. The software is free and open source—it’s licensed GPLv2, the same license as the Linux kernel—which is always a big plus in my book. It’s also designed to be easily portable between operating systems. All of that might lead you to ask: in a world that already has IPSEC, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, and a bewildering array of proprietary SSL VPNs, do we need yet another type of VPN?”
—Jim Salter. “WireGuard VPN review: A new type of VPN offers serious advantages.” Ars Technica. August 26, 2018.
Do we need yet another type of VPN? Why, yes. Yes, we do.